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My Laptop stopped detecting wireless connections

Hello, My laptop (T41) stopped detecting wireless connections. I know these are available since my other computer finds them. Please advise.

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Re: My Laptop stopped detecting wireless connections

Just double check that you have'nt accidently dissabled it by way of a shortcut key or switch on the front of the laptop in some cases. If not go to network connections, then locate your wireless network card and see if it says connected, if not right click and select connect. If still not responding, go to my computer>properties>hardware> device manager and go down the list to network adapters, click on it and see if there is an exclamation mark on it, if so there is a driver problem. If not right click on it, select uninstall, then restart your pc and let windows find it again and install drivers and try connecting to your network again.

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